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Publisher Note

Autumn in Japan" is an ink painter's diary of a journey through Japan in the autumn season. A collection of memories seen through the artist's brush, coupled with a tribute in words to the Japanese tradition of the travel diary. Four metres of daily paintings in ink by artist Mafalda Tenente are reproduced over nine foldout triptychs, and interspersed with the journey’s narrative. This hand-bound edition includes elements associated with autumn, such as changing colors (kōyō), filtered light (komorebi), or fallen leaves (rakuyō) through its concise creative design. “Autumn in Japan” is a book for all the travellers out there in search of a contemporary connection to the journeys that preceded them, as well as those who admire the art and literature of Japan. Volumes Awards 2022 Nominee.

Artists’ Book

Autumn in Japan

— An Ink Painter's Travel Journal

by Mafalda Tenente

Release Place Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Release Date November 2022
Author: Mafalda Tenente
Designer: Namban, Mafalda Tenente
Printer: Namban
Artist: Mafalda Tenente
Printrun 35
ISBN: 978-3-9525741-0-2
Inscription Stamped and Signed by the Artist
Original Price 85.00 CHF
Genre/Content Form Travel Journal
Topics Autumn, Ink Painting, Japan
Themes Travel, Japan
Methods Ink Painting
Language English
Work Creation Date October 2018 – October 2022
Format Softcover
Binding Japanese Sitch-Binding
Dimensions 20.7 × 14.8 × 1.4 cm
Weight 251 gram
Pages 85, paginated
Color 4, CMYK for Foldout Images 1, Black for Text Pages
Material Arena Natural Rough 120 and 140
Technique Digital Printing
Pages 1
Material Sirio Color Rough Cherry 350g
Technique Letterpress Relief, Die-cut and Embossing Combination